The Racine Landmarks Preservation Commission has adopted a new a heritage preservation plan for the City of Racine with the assistance of the The Lakota Group planning firm. The project has resulted in the creation of an action-oriented preservation planning document that provides an updated inventory of existing historic properties, districts, and potential heritage sites, and updated the inventory to include significant sites or contributing properties. Specific project objectives included and addressed:

  • Identifying issues, concerns and opportunities that affect the preservation of the city’s historic and cultural resources
  • Assessing the status of historic preservation in the community, including existing preservation mechanisms and the integration of historic preservation goals and objectives in other aspects of the City of Racine’s municipal departments including public works, engineering, building, housing, parks, planning, and development
  • Identifying priorities for preservation and developing an action plan for implementing priority preservation goals and objectives
  • Fostering communication, education, and cooperation between existing groups engaged in preservation activities, including landmark property owners
  • Providing assessment and guidance in the promotion of heritage tourism opportunities

The Heritage Preservation Plan can be reviewed by following this link: Racine Heritage Preservation Plan 2019 Final